The accident happened at Main and Washington Streets in West Orange just after 2:00 p.m. are still being sorted out.
Officials said a tow truck lost its brakes, causing the multi-vehicle accident. The tow truck went out of control and crashed into the store.
The driver of the tow truck and one person inside the store suffered injuries, police said. Those injuries were described as minor.
The building was badly damaged. Police say there are obviously structural concerns and the upper floors are residential, which have been evacuated.
They also say if it were not a holiday, this block would have been very crowded with school children.
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